More from the San Antonio News-Ledger, here, on another court-martial for consensual sex with recruits and trainees at Lackland. SSGT Romero pleaded guilty to consensual sex with technical school trainees and adultery. He received 30 days hard labor and no BCD. Romero was diagnosed with PTSD and may now have the ability to medically retire and receive treatment.
What are your thoughts on DoD opposing a bill in Congress to award Purple Hearts to the victims of the Ft. Hood attack, see Dallas Morning News commentary here. I am with the author that if the decision is even partially tied to MAJ Hasan getting a fair trial, an argument that could use a little ‘splainin, why not just say we’ll decide later?
Second murder case against a Ft. Stewart soldier, coverage of charges preferred here:
A Georgia soldier accused of plotting attacks as leader of an anti-government militia group was charged with murder by the Army on Wednesday in the 2011 death of his pregnant wife.
Pvt. Isaac Aguigui of Cashmere,Wash.,will face a military hearing to determine if a court-martial should try him in the death of his wife,Army Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui,said Fort Stewart officials in southeast Georgia. The Army also charged Aguigui with causing the death of an unborn child,a boy,when his wife died in July 2011. Military authorities spent nearly two years investigating,but have not released any details about the killing.
“Every victim deserves to have their case prosecuted. In this case it took some time,” said Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.
Less than five months after his wife’s death,Aguigui and three fellow Fort Stewart soldiers were charged by civilian authorities in the December 2011 shooting deaths of Michael Roark,a former member of their Army unit,and Roark’s 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York. Civilian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Aguigui,saying he ordered the deaths to keep the couple from exposing the militia group.